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Carve the Mark | Book Review

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Hey Epic Geeks,

Back in 2014, I read Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. I really enjoyed the books and managed to finish before the movie came out. I was really intrigued when she released Carve the Mark. I’ve heard mixed reviews but today, I’m bringing you my own.

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth is a young adult science fiction novel revolving around Akos and Cyra. Akos is the son of a farmer and the oracle. He and his brother were taken after their fates were revealed. Cyra is the sister of the tyrant who kidnapped him. She has the currentgift that causes her pain but fills her with power. Akos and Cyra were chained together by invisible bonds, teaching each other many things. The question is if they will destroy or protect each other. This is a dual-perspective book.

Veronica Roth is a talented author and I really hate seeing low reviews just because this isn’t another Divergent. Carve the Mark is definitely an interesting book. If you’re looking for a very action filled book, don’t buy it, if I’m being honest. I enjoyed this novel but it definitely won’t translate into an action movie. Carve the Mark is very personal and impacts you on more of an emotional level. Though there are death and arenas, the scenes aren’t filled with clashing metal.

Spoiler review

As usual, these are my opinions but I’m completely open to discussion. I’m sorry I didn’t cover every point in the book, but hey, that’s what comments are for, right? I really enjoyed it (and can’t wait for book 2) and would love to hear what you thought.

In the meantime, keep calm and stay epic,


  • This book is my trp, so I just read the unspoilery part. 😀 Now I want to read it more 😀

  • This book is my trp, so I just read the unspoilery part. 😀 Now I want to read it more 😀

    • That’s why I have both sections! <3

      I went in depth to it in the spoiler part, but I disagree with the controversies that it brought up and Roth even acknowledged and explained everything. I love the chronic pain rep. (:

      • I have no clue when I’m going to read it exactly, but I’ll let you know in a review 😉 People lately misunderstand things or get offended in speedlight… So… I’m not going to read any controversies. I’ll read the book first 😀

        • I actually had no idea about the controversies until afterward as well. <3

  • Mariah Kaercher

    I read the description, and to be honest i’m not motivated to read this.

    • Back of the book description or mine?
      (Side note: would you/others prefer the synopsis of the back of the book? I tried to put the same info in mine but yeah.)

      Honestly, it’s not for everyone, but the first chapter got me hooked. (: